Hailing from Basque Country, Inshore is a DJ and producer that became inspired by the underground scene from living in Barcelona, Spain, and from going to record stores like Discos Paradiso and Subwax. After taking a hiatus, he returns with new projects and ambitions for this year.
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Hi Inshore, we’re glad to have you on and to hear what’s been going on in your career. Tell us a little bit about yourself. What first got you into music, and how long have you been DJing and producing music — what came first?
I’m a 29-year-old guy from the Basque Country (northern Spain). Since I was a child I’ve been interested in music but I didn’t know about club electronic music until I could go to my first DJ party when I was 17 years old. I was so fascinated that I said I want to be a DJ too! Soon after, I bought my first equipment and started to make my mixes. At first, I played in small parties with my friends but little by little I started to play in different venues. Production came later when I went to Barcelona to study music production at Microfusa in 2014- 2015.
“I bought my first equipment and started to make my mixes. At first, I played in small parties with my friends but little by little I started to play in different venues.”
InShore’s experience at finding electronic music at 17-years old.
Your first experience with electronic music happened 10 years ago in Bilbao, Spain. What was that experience like? Any memorable moments?
I remember a friend of mine told me that a very popular DJ from the area was coming. I had never been to a club as such so far and without thinking I told him I wanted to go. I spent the whole night dancing non-stop without understanding very well what that music was.
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You previously had the artist name ‘Plastic Duo’, was there a particular moment that made you want to transition from that part of your life, to the artist that you are today? What is it about the name ‘InShore’ that resonates with you?
Plastic duo was the name with which we began to gain some popularity in our area as DJs. As the name says it was a duo that I formed with another friend from my town. When I decided to go to Barcelona to live we had to finish the project because of the distance.
The name Inshore in a way came to me without me looking for it. I read in a book that the important thing in life was not to reach the shore but the important thing was to never stop heading to it. So I put in google translate ‘towards the shore’ in Spanish and Inshore appeared. I think the name defines 100% my project.
“I read in a book that the important thing in life was not to reach the shore but the important thing was to never stop heading to it.”
How InShore chose meaning behind his current stage name.
Your track, ‘The Secret Chain’ incorporates a lot of deep-house, disco elements. Can you share what the process was like creating this track?
In this track, the creative process was different from the one I normally use. I usually start with the rhythmic base and from there I build the track. In this case, it all started with the acapella. I analyzed it and built the harmonic, melodic, and bass lines with the help of my piano teacher. Everything else was hours and hours of production until I was happy with the result.
As I have already told you, I usually build the base, and then I add the other elements. But to tell you the truth I like to change my workflow because I think that way, I am forced to create new working methods and to expand my creativity. I get bored very quickly doing always the same thing.
I like to change my workflow because I think that way, I am forced to create new working methods and to expand my creativity.
InShore’s method to staying on top of creativtity is trying new things.
What feelings or emotions do you seek to inspire with your music?
Usually, the best music is born after intense experiences both for good and bad. That is, I need to feel something to be able to be really creative. Logically I don’t go to the studio only on those days because it’s totally necessary to work on a daily basis to go up a level in the production. But looking back I feel that the tracks that fill me the most are those that were born in those moments. I could recommend you to listen to ‘Garai berriak‘ a track made in just two hours in a one-take jam. I think that’s the definition of creativity.
Anything else you’d like to share?
Thank you very much for dedicating this space to me and giving me some visibility. Stay tuned for my next releases because it’s been a very busy year in the studio. If you want to know me a little more you can follow me on Instagram account inshoremusic.
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